Cheap but adequate microphone

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Cheap but adequate microphone

Postby maxx england » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:00 am

I'm looking for a directional mike that don't cost the earth, is ideally compact (but not if it is detrimental to sound quality), and is robust, because it will get to travel with a known dyspraxic.

Any opinions?
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Postby badfinger » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:56 am

Behringer.

Come to think of it, I have a pack of 3 doing nothing...
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Postby ricochet » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:39 pm

Nady.
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Postby maxx england » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:20 am

badfinger wrote:Behringer.

Come to think of it, I have a pack of 3 doing nothing...


Ooh er, vicar!
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Postby maxx england » Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:54 pm

Just curious, is one of these an instrument mike?
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Postby badfinger » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:38 pm

They are all Behringer ULTRAVOICE XM8500 - general purpose, cardioid dynamic mic. A cheap alternative to the Shure SM58, and a pretty good alternative at thet.

Info here: http://www.behringer.com/XM8500/index.cfm?lang=ENG
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Postby stratman_27 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:30 pm

We use these as a good replacement for the Shure SM58's not real sure how they work as instrument mics

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=271142

This is a great mic for the price my opinion.
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Postby grady » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:11 pm

CAD makes a great Guitar Mic for about $79.00

Don't have any links, just put CAD Microphones in your Search engine.
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Postby gatorblue » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:45 pm

You should seriously consider buying at least one condenser mic. While they can distort during high volume recordings, they are unmatched by anydynamic mic when recording acoustic guitar or piano or vocals.

Whereas they were once very expensive, you can now find some at the big discounters (like Guitar Center, etc.) for very reasonable prices.

I recorded for 4 years before I tried one and the difference is like night and day.
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